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Onnoghen Enters Dock at CCT Trial, Pleads not Guilty


Walter Onnoghen
Walter Onnoghen standing in the dock

The suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, on Friday entered the dock at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja, after arriving amidst heavy security.

 

Mr Onnoghen, who was brought before the tribunal on January 14 by the Nigerian Government, accusing him of failing to declare bank accounts used for the transfer of foreign currencies after his appointment as CJN.

The CJN who is facing six charges for the alleged offence pleaded not guilty to charges of false asset declaration.

He was granted bail on self-recognisance by the tribunal following a short oral application by the defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN).

Onnoghen becomes the first Chief Justice to stand trial in Nigeria.

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Written by Prince Simeon

Goldenchyld is the Head Publicist and Blogger at Hypestation Nigeria. He has interest that cuts across lifestle, tech, music and other things that affect everyday living. Follow him on Twitter @goldenchylduno and @goldenchyld_ on Instagram

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